Derek Chauvin, three ex-Minneapolis cops to be arraigned on federal charges

Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers will be arraigned in federal court Tuesday on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao were indicted in May and charged with failure to provide Floyd, 46, with medical care as Chauvin choked him to death by pinning him to the ground with his knee for about nine minutes.

Floyd’s murder was caught on video and his death sparked worldwide protests and demands for police reform.

The four ex-cops will appear by videoconference at their arraignment and are expected to enter not-guilty pleas.